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Windows ten Problems, Issues with solutions and fixes

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Windows ten Problems, Issues with solutions and fixes

If you have installed Windows ten RTM Final version, you may be facing some Windows ten problems and issues. Fortunately, the list of known issues is not long and is limited to some countries for some reason. The best thing about bugs in Windows ten or known issues is that Microsoft works on them as soon as they are notified. Despite that, here are the some bugs and issues.

Windows ten Problems and Issues

1] Windows installation may terminate with SOMETHING HAPPENED message

In some languages, you may see the message “Something happened” with the only option being CLOSE button. When you click the button, the installation terminates. This has been noticed if you chose to create an ISO and are using a burned DVD or USB to install Windows Ten.

However not official, the problem is attributed to Language settings in Windows OS. Check the Language and Region settings in Control panel of Windows seven or Windows 8.1 that you are upgrading using the ISO file. The fix being widely used is to re-download the US English Language pack and install it on the computer you are attempting to upgrade. That is, you have to go to Control Panel, open the Language and Settings and make sure US English is installed. You may have to install the language pack again for Windows ten ISO to work. Go here to see how to install language packs in Windows.

A better fix is to use “Upgrade This PC” option using the Windows ten Media Creation Implement. The latter option would eliminate the need to create ISO-based installation media (DVD or USB) and will do an in-place upgrade of Windows Ten. The in-place upgrade does not, likely, go wrong with the weird “something happened” message according to reports on social media. You will need an active Internet connection, however, for every PC you upgrade this way.

In brief, performing an in-place upgrade is a better option than going for ISO files of Windows ten as of now.

The “Something Happened” message is too vague and does not tell you what went wrong. The 2nd line too, as in the picture, says “something happened”. Right now, it has become the center of jokes and memes on social media. Microsoft may soon publish a decent fix or explanation for the error message. I am expecting that, at least.

Two] Embark menu cannot hold more than five hundred twelve items

However five hundred twelve is a big number and I do not think anyone would pin that many programs or apps to the Embark menu, it is still a known issue in Windows ten that if you go for more than five hundred twelve apps, they will vanish from the Commence menu. As long as the number of apps pinned to Embark menu is less than 512, the app tiles will be visible decently. If you cross the number, the Embark menu is messed up.

Microsoft has information on this and they are evidently working to liquidate the cap.

Three] Clipboard issues in Windows Ten

This is another known issue – brought to notice by @TomWarren. He tweeted the following:

OK so I am not alone, there is an issue with Windows ten when it sometimes doesn’t copy using Ctrl+C. Lots of people eyeing it. Yikes – Tom Warren (@TomWarren) Jul 29, two thousand fifteen

There is no fix except to press the key combination again and again until it is copied to the clipboard. Another better option is to right click and from the context menu that emerges, select COPY or CUT as the case may be.

Four] Windows Store Crashes

This is more of the Store app issue than being a Windows ten operating system issue. The Windows ten store app keeps on crashing when you attempt to download anything. The issue was reported by many – including TWC authors.

Here are two posts from Twitter that further confirm the issue with Windows store:

So far, upgrade to #Windows10 has been pretty slick on five year old PC except I can’t use Cortana or install apps from the Windows store. — CheckedShirtMatt (@ec1matt) July 29, 2015

Why can’t I install anything from the Windows Store I just dreamed to play C++ Minecraft — Aar (@Aarmastah) July 29, 2015

There is no fix for the issue but it has been notified to Windows team. I am hoping the issue will be immobilized soon. But meantime, you can see point three of Windows ten Guru Fixes.

Adds Anand Khanse:

Five] Wireless networks are not available

After you upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows ten Pro or Windows ten Enterprise, no wireless networks are available. Wired Ethernet connections may also not function decently if you are using built-in Ethernet adapter or a USB Ethernet adapter. This could occur due to the presence of unsupported VPN software. If you are facing this issue, read Wi-Fi does not work after upgrading to Windows Ten.

6] Begin Menu or Taskbar not working

Some users who upgraded are finding out that their Embark Menu does not open in Windows Ten. This post will help you fix the problem. See this post if your Taskbar is not working in Windows Ten.

7] Windows Store apps are not opening

If Windows Store apps are not opening in Windows Ten, after you upgraded, then this post will showcase you how to fix the problem quickly.

8] Windows Store is not opening

If Windows ten Store is not working, then run this troubleshooter & fixer from Microsoft.

9] Windows ten Settings app does not open

For some, the Windows ten Settings app does not open or launch. Or it opens the Store app instead. Use the Fix It mentioned in the device. Update KB3081424 will prevent the issue from re-occurring.

Ten] NVIDIA Graphic Cards not compatible

The graphic drivers are not compatible with Windows ten at the moment. NVIDIA is working on the issue and soon it will provide compatible drivers so that users can upgrade to Windows ten without problems. You can search for your NVIDIA GeForce drivers here. Nvidia has released fresh WHQL drivers for Windows Ten.


See this post if you receive INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error after you have upgraded to Windows Ten.

12] Office documents do not open

Go here if after upgrading to Windows Ten, you find that some of your Office Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents do not open.

13] Installation, Upgrade & Activation problems

14] Windows ten can’t connect to Internet

15] Quick Access is not working

16] Windows ten Sound not working

17] Other

Microsoft has also released a set of automated solutions and troubleshooters to solve Windows ten problems. If you are facing other issues, please search on this website. I am sure that you will find some solution. Check this post if you have Full-screen problems while playing games, etc and this one if Files are missing after Windows ten upgrade. This post will help you if your Windows ten can’t find DVD or CD drive. and this one if your PC crashes with a Blue Screen when you launch Edge browser.

NOTES: Windows ten users may want to download

1] Windows ten users may want to download FixWin ten for Windows Ten. It automates many fixes and lets you resolve issues in a click!

Two] Windows Software Repair Implement from Microsoft will repair system components and detect corrupt files, resync System date and Time, reset System Settings, reinstall System Applications and run the DISM Implement to repair system photo, with a click.

If you know of anything more that can be included in the list, please comment.

Incidentally, Microsoft has made it lighter for you to contact Support if you face any problems while using Windows Ten. See how to use the Contact Support app.

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